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# ReliefPlot

 ReliefPlot[array] generates a relief plot of an array of height values.
• ReliefPlot[array] arranges successive rows of array up the page, and successive columns across.
 AspectRatio Automatic ratio of height to width Axes False whether to draw axes BoxRatios Automatic effective 3D bounding box ratios ClippingStyle None how to draw clipped parts of the surface ColorFunction Automatic how to determine the color of surfaces ColorFunctionScaling True whether to scale arguments to ColorFunction DataRange Automatic the range of and values to assume for data DataReversed False whether to reverse the order of rows Frame True whether to draw a frame around the plot FrameTicks None what ticks to include on the frame LightingAngle Automatic effective angle of the simulated light source MaxPlotPoints Automatic the maximum number of points to include Mesh False whether to draw a mesh MeshStyle Automatic the style for mesh lines Method Automatic the method to use PerformanceGoal \$PerformanceGoal aspects of performance to try to optimize PlotRange {Full,Full,All} the range of value. or other values to include PlotRangeClipping True whether to clip at the plot range PlotRangePadding Automatic how much to pad the range of values
• In ReliefPlot[array], array must be a rectangular array, with each element a single real number representing a value.
• There will be holes in the surface corresponding to array elements that do not represent explicit height values.
• ReliefPlot[array] by default takes the and coordinate values for each data point to be successive integers starting at 1. Other coordinates can be specified using DataRange.
• Possible settings for Method include and .
• With some settings for PerformanceGoal, other specific option settings may be overridden.
Use elevation data to display shaded terrain:
Use elevation data to display shaded terrain:
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By default, the and data ranges are taken to be integer values:
Provide explicit and data ranges by using DataRange:
Reverse the data range by using DataReversed:
Use MaxPlotPoints to limit the number of points used:
PlotRange can be used to drop the outlying area:
Specify explicit ranges:
Color the data by height:
Specify the direction where the simulated lighting is placed:
Specify the box ratios:
Use the method:
Provide overlay meshes:
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Automatically choose appropriate box ratios:
Make overall shading closely match 3D plots with the box ratios :
Increasing the ratio produces more contrast in shading:
Clipped regions are not shown by default:
Color clipped regions like the rest of the plot:
Use pink to fill the clipped regions:
Use gray where the surface is clipped at the top and purple where it is clipped at the bottom:
Color by scaled coordinate:
Specify gray-level intensity by scaled coordinate:
Named color gradients color in the direction:
Use brightness to correspond to the height or density of a function:
Use the blend between two colors to indicate the height or density of a function:
Scaled color functions may not be suitable for real-world elevation data:
Instead, use a nonscaled color function for accurate representation of the elevation:
Arrays are displayed against the number of elements in each direction:
Rescale to the sampling space:
Reverse the range:
By default, the simulated lighting is placed at , or the top-left corner, with altitude :
Place the light source at 180°, or the left side of the map:
Place the light source at 0°, or the right side of the map, with altitude:
ReliefPlot normally uses all the points in the dataset:
Limit the number of points used in each direction:
No mesh is used by default:
Show the final sampling meshes:
Provide 8 meshes in each direction:
Mesh lines at specific positions:
Specify the style of each mesh line:
Mesh lines are partially transparent by default:
Use red dashed lines for meshes:
Individually styled mesh lines can be used together with MeshStyle, and have higher priority:
Normally, the method is used for shading:
Use the method:
Generate a higher-quality plot:
Emphasize performance, possibly at the cost of quality:
Normally, ReliefPlot uses all points to compute the range:
Automatically compute the range and clip extreme portions of it:
Use an explicit range and range to focus on areas of interest:
PlotRange interacts with DataRange:
Specify the range to emphasize features:
Clip the plot at PlotRange:
Some Import functions use ReliefPlot to display elevation maps with shaded relief:
Define two consecutive datasets:
Due to -value scaling, two results may not be consistent:
By specifying the same plot range, two results become consistent with each other:
A sum of quotients of norms seen in relief:
Sample a sum of 5 sine waves in random directions:
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